With Valentine’s Day just over a week away, here are a few menu plan ideas to give the foodie in your life their dream Valentine’s dinner.
For a Meat Lover
For a Vegetarian
Starter: A little early for asparagus but we couldn’t really pick anything else for a Valentine’s starter. This is James Martin’s recipe for Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce taken from the Saturday Kitchen Cooking Bible.
Main: This delicious risotto is made with pearl barley rather than white rice so that it’s free from processed sugar. This makes it healthy, as well as simple and delicious. It’s the perfect easy but impressive main course for your vegetarian Valentine, and the recipe is taken from Davina’s 5 Weeks to Sugar-Free.
Pudding: These Walnut and Pistachio Baklava look impressive, but are in fact super-simple and can be made in advance to make the end of your meal stress-free. The recipe is by James Martin and is taken from Saturday Kitchen Suppers.
For a Healthy Eater
Main: A quality steak is a perfect dinner for two. And this recipe for Argentinian-Style Steak with Onion and Radish Salad is only 249 calories a portion – because it’s taken from The Hairy Dieters Eat for Life.
Pudding: Amazingly, this Whipped Vanilla Mouse with Red Fruit Ripple is only 52 calories a portion, well, 62 if you add honey. Enjoy your pudding without guilt thanks to Kate Harrison’s the 5:2 Good Food Kitchen.